The museum is the official repository for the official correspondence of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Administration in addition to published and unpublished materials by Ernest Hemingway.
This attraction is a part of the National Archives and Records Administration and the Presidential Library System. Both the museum and library were dedicated by President Jimmy Carter and the Kennedy family in 1979.
At the time of construction for the JFK Museum and Library, there were only four other presidential libraries in existence- Hoover’s, FDR’s, Truman’s and Eisenhower’s.
Sadly, JFK never saw the project completed before his assassination but his widow Jacqueline Kennedy chose the architect I. M. Pei and his design in her late husband’s honor.
Due to years of setbacks and complications, the location for the structure was moved to Columbia Point near the University of Massachusetts Boston where the JFK Museum and Library now proudly resides. The museum and library is just a short walk from the JFK/UMass stop on Boston’s Red Line.
The JFK Museum and Library is dedicated to the 35th president and to all others who seek a better world through politics. We recommend allowing 2- 3.5 hours to fully explore, depending on how many of the films you wish to watch.